23 May 2019: #HealthBytes: Five home remedies to get rid of dandruff naturally
Dandruff affects roughly half of the world population.
Characterized by an itchy scalp and flakiness, it can be caused by a number of reasons such as dry skin, allergy to certain hair products, and fungi growth.
Though there are many ready-made dandruff treatment products available, natural remedies can be just as effective.
Here are top 5 home remedies to help you deal with dandruff.
#1: Coconut oil
A coconut oil and lemon juice massage will provide good nourishment to your hair, without you having to rush for chemical solutions.
Heat up 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix with the same amount of lemon juice. Now, massage your scalp gently with this mixture.
Keep it like this for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse off with shampoo.
#2: Orange peels
With acidic properties that lower excess oil in hair, orange peels can condition your scalp and help control dandruff.
What you have to do is blend 3-4 dry orange peels with 5-6 tablespoon of lime juice in a mixer to form a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on your scalp, and rinse off with your regular shampoo half-an-hour later.
If getting your hands and hair a little messy doesn't sound like a problem to you, then go for curd.
It makes for an amazing home remedy for helping you get a dandruff-free scalp.
All you have to do is apply curd well all over your hair, then keep it for an hour or so. Lastly, wash off with a mild shampoo.
#4: Baking soda
Baking soda removes your dead skin, fights against the overactive fungi that cause dandruff, and suck out any excess oil from your scalp, thus gifting you great, dandruff-free hair.
Start by wetting your hair, then take one tablespoon of baking soda, and rub it along your scalp. After a minute or so, wash off thoroughly with water or shampoo.
#5: Apple Cider vinegar (ACV)
Just over the course of a few days of ACV use, you'll start noticing improvements in your hair health.
How to use ACV? Dilute apple cider vinegar with equal quantity of water (1:1 ratio) and start using this lotion in place of your regular shampoo.